IR volleyball works past tough schedule
Indian River High School’s volleyball team has faced a tough schedule in recent weeks, which has meant few W’s on the recent scorecard.
The Indians faced off against a very tall Sussex Tech team Oct. 16 at the Ravens’ home court, ultimately being shut out 3-0.
IR sophomore Lili Cooney started the scoring for Indian River, serving four straight points and forcing Ravens errors. However, Tech retaliated with three long tours of service, racking up the points to overcome their deficit and win the first round, 25-12.
Junior Christina Diakos proved a good responder at the net. In a position where players only have a split-second to react, Diakos reached for every ball, often swinging out just an arm to pop the ball. That helped provide many IR saves.
IR and Tech battled over some intense rallies in the second round, though Tech won, 25-17. Both teams had some errors, although that round, IR senior Heather Sewell served for six straight points. The Ravens unintentionally set up IR junior Reilly Scott, and she killed it for another IR point. Diakos also placed a nice kill in the Tech dead zone.
IR kept up with Tech, point for point, in the third match, until Tech pulled ahead for another 25-17 score, ending the game.
IR was also shut out at Delmarva Christian Academy on Oct. 11, only earning 11, 9 and 17 points. Cape Henlopen, which won eight games in a row, defeated IR 3-0 on Oct. 9. However Indian River did secure their second win, 3-0 against Woodbridge on Oct. 5.
That brings the overall volleyball record for IRHS to 4-8 so far, with the Lady Indians set to host Red Lion Christian Academy at home on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m., after Coastal Point press time.